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May 6, 2021

Local woman charged with attempting to rob Pop Shoppe gas station

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April Lynn Harris

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury police say a local woman tried to rob an Innes Street gas station but left when the clerk refused to give her money.

Police charged April Lynn Harris, 33, with felony attempted common law robbery. She was released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $6,000 secured bond.

Officers responded to a holdup alarm about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pop Shoppe, 1831 W. Innes St. According to the clerk, a white woman wearing a white T-shirt, blue jacket, purple pants, and black shoes demanded money.

The clerk didn’t give her any money, according to police officials.

The woman, later identified as April Harris, walked out of the store and got into a waiting vehicle. Police were given the license plate number and a description of the vehicle. It was located in the 100 block of Andrews Street in East Spencer.

Harris was the passenger in that vehicle and was wearing clothes that matched the clerk’s description and surveillance video.

The attempted robbery came two days after police said Claymore Christopher Jones II walked into the same store and demanded money. He did get money, officials said.

Police are still looking for Jones.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jones is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Deparatment at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.

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